Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is hooked up to star within the upcoming Amazon Studios movie I Helped Destroy Individuals, and can produce it alongside Michael B. Jordan, CB can verify.
Within the movie based mostly on Janet Reitman’s 2021 New York Times article of the same name, Abdul-Mateen II will play Terry Albury, the F.B.I. agent who was tasked with infiltrating Muslim communities post-9/11 as the one Black agent at his bureau. Albury grew so disillusioned by the struggle on terror that he publicly disclosed labeled paperwork to blow the whistle on the operation, which in the end landed him in jail.
Amazon Studios landed rights to the article following a aggressive scenario. Ben Watkins, who created the Amazon sequence Hand of God, is on board to write down the script. Jordan and Elizabeth Raposo will produce for Outlier Society, beneath their firm’s take care of Amazon Studios, with Abdul-Mateen II for Home Eleven10.
Abdul-Mateen II is an Emmy winner who will subsequent be seen in Michael Bay’s Ambulance, slated for launch in April. He can even quickly reprise his position as Black Manta in Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom, and is hooked up to star in Scent of Burnt Flowers—an FX restricted sequence based mostly on Blitz Bazawule’s novel, which Home Eleven10 will produce.
Outlier Society is presently in manufacturing on MGM’s Creed III, which is seeing Jordan reprise his position as Adonis Creed, whereas directing. Different movie tasks on its slate embody Amazon Studios’ adaptation of the anticipated novel You Made A Idiot Of Loss of life With Your Magnificence, MGM’s Thomas Crown Affair, and Warner Bros.’ live-action adaptation of the DC Comics sequence, Static Shock. On the tv aspect, Outlier’s upcoming tasks embody Amazon Studios’ Muhammad Ali sequence, The Biggest, and an adaptation of the YA novel Victories Better Than Loss of life.
Abdul-Mateen II is represented by M88, WME, R&CPMK and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole; Jordan and Outlier Society by M88, WME, R&CPMK and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole; Watkins by WME and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum; Albury by Joshua L. Dratel and Leon Friedman; and Reitman by UTA and Laurie Liss at Sterling Lord Literistic. UTA brokered the deal on behalf of Albury and Reitman.